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American Soul 

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The story of entrepreneur Don Cornelius, who developed the Soul Train show, which rose to prominence in the 1970s.
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Season 2 Premiere


2020

As Soul Train rises and Don's health declines, Delores returns with questionable motives and a ghost from Gerald's past rattles well laid plans.


Most Recent Episode


Wednesday, June 24

Don confronts Flo about moonlight for his competition, while The Godfather of Soul puts Soul Train on pause to reclaim his poached musicians. JT and Simone finally reconnect.


Previous Episode


Wednesday, June 17

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2020   2019   Unknown  
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Series cast summary:
Sinqua Walls ...  Don Cornelius / ... 16 episodes, 2019-2020
Katlyn Nichol ...  Simone Clarke / ... 15 episodes, 2019-2020
Christopher Jefferson ...  JT Tucker / ... 14 episodes, 2019-2020
Iantha Richardson ...  Tessa Lorraine / ... 13 episodes, 2019-2020
James Devoti ...  Brooks Donald 12 episodes, 2019-2020
Jason Dirden ...  Gerald Aims 12 episodes, 2019-2020
Jelani Winston ...  Kendall Clarke 10 episodes, 2019
Perri Camper ...  Delores Cornelius 9 episodes, 2019-2020
Jihlanni Faust Jihlanni Faust ...  Principal Dancer / ... 9 episodes, 2019-2020
India McGee ...  Flo / ... 8 episodes, 2019
Phillip Mullings Jr. ...  Patrick Lorraine 8 episodes, 2019
Alexa Whitaker ...  Waitress 8 episodes, 2019
Simeon Othello Daise ...  Reggie Michaels 7 episodes, 2019
Shannon Wallace ...  Private Nate Barker 7 episodes, 2019
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The story of entrepreneur Don Cornelius, who developed the Soul Train show, which rose to prominence in the 1970s.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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This iconic slice of music and television history is well worth repeating
12 February 2019 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

Thankfully there are more people over the age of 30 than under the age of 30 that will appreciate the historical significance of what music promoter Don Cornelius (Sinqua Walls) was able to accomplish and share with the entire world beyond the phrase "Black Is Beautiful", he created a music niche that not only catered to African Americans, but to many other ethnic origins, including whites, hispanics, chinese, greeks, christians, muslims and the jewish faith(s).

Kelly Rowland was perfectly cast as Soul Train's music guest performer, Gladys Knight who at first was reluctant to even speak to Don Cornelius was then convinced by Don that if Gladys Knight and the Pips were to appear on his music/dance shows very first episode it would set the precedent that African Americans could write, produce, direct, perform but most importantly own their own rights to the first all African American music and dance talent show, and guess what? His vision worked on mainstream television audiences for 35 years. This was an amazing feat.

There are many people's interesting stories being told and although some of the scenes may be more fiction than fact , American Soul leaves you wanting more of the same. I look forward to watching the individual casts stories evolve in upcoming episodes and hey, the soul music brings us all together.


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